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Protermosolar adds value to the Spanish concentrated solar power industry in China

The 10th CSP Focus, which takes place in China, brings together more than forty global speakers from the concentrated solar power sector with the aim of sharing information and promoting the expansion of the use of solar thermal energy. Gonzalo Martín, general secretary of Protermosolar, is one of the two [...]

Aalborg CSP Cuts Tubing Costs up to 42% with an Asymmetric Receiver

Engineers at Aalborg CSP have developed, designed and optimized an asymmetric solar receiver to pair with a new heliostat from the Spanish firm Tewer Engineering as part of the PHOTON project, which aims to reap more competitive configurations and simplify assembly and commissioning operations for Concentrated Solar Power tower plants [...]

US DOE Announces Quarterfinalists in $9 Million Solar Desalination Prize

The American-Made Challenges: Solar Desalination Prize is a four-stage, $9 million prize competition, providing an additional $1 million in support, designed to accelerate the development of low-cost desalination systems that use solar-thermal power to produce clean water from salt water. Competitors will receive cash prizes as they advance through each [...]

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Protermosolar advocates thermal storage in molten salts of concentrated solar power

Gonzalo Martín, General Secretary of Protermosolar, will analyze what the role of concentrated solar power plants will be in energy storage within a decade at the I Energy Storage Congress (ALEN'20). Currently, thermal storage in molten salts in solar thermal power plants reaches 7 GWhe in Spain. This type of [...]

Shanghai Electric Wins Contract for Fifth Phase of Dubai Solar Park

ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia has appointed Shanghai Electric Group as the engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) contractor to deliver the fifth phase project of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai with capacity of 900 MW. The Solar Park project is the largest single-site solar power [...]

German heliostat tracker raises bar for Concentrated Solar Power tower accuracy

Tests of a new rapid heliostat calibration system show millimetres of error at the receiver and could be tested at commercial plants within a year, Gregor Bern, project manager at Fraunhofer ISE, told Reuters Events. A new heliostat alignment technology developed in Germany highlights the widening range of cost-saving products [...]

NREL and Acciona Solar Power Develop Technology To Reverse Costly Effects of Hydrogen Buildup in Concentrated Solar Power Receiver Fields

Integrated Hydrogen Sensor/Separation Module Provides Long-Term Boosts in Efficiency and Revenue in Solar Power Plants. NREL and Acciona Solar Power Develop Technology To Reverse Costly Effects of Hydrogen Buildup in Concentrating Solar Power Receiver Fields. Since the mid-'80s, concentrating solar power (CSP) plants have generated clean energy to power [...]

EU HiFlex project – Concentrated solar power for sustainable pasta

The production of delicious Italian pasta requires wheat, water and energy. Researchers from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) are now working on methods to power the production and drying processes as sustainably as possible. Objectives include a reduction in the carbon footprint of the [...]

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SolarPACES Conference, Heliogen Introduces Solar Heat at 1 cent/kWh

Well before Bill Gross started Idealab (which has launched 150 startups and counting) to “look for big problems in the world, invent technological solutions, then build companies to fix them” he was doodling designs for the solar thermal mirrors that reflect concentrated sunlight onto a solar receiver, instead of attending [...]

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Supcon Solar 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant reveals remarkable performance

On Sep. 29, 2020, Mr. Jianxiang Jin, the president and chief engineer of Supcon Solar announced the yearly electricity generation number of Supcon’s 50 MW solar tower plant in Delingha through China Solar Thermal Alliance. “From July 26, 2019 to July 25, 2020 ( which is consistent with the Grid [...]

SUPCON SOLAR won the SolarPACES Technology Innovation Award 2020

On October 2, the 26th Solar Power & Chemical Energy Systems Conference (SolarPACES 2020) closed online. Worldwide experts, scholars, and representatives of well-known enterprises, as well as passionate followers, exchanged ideas of frontier Concentrated Solar Power technologies and envisioned new prospects of Concentrating Solar Power industry on this meeting. At [...]

Concentrated Solar Power generated 2,2% of electricity until September in Spain

Wind power generated 18.2% of electricity in September, solar thermal 2.2% and photovoltaic 6.9%. National electricity demand for September is estimated at 20,598 GWh, 3.3% lower than that registered in the same month of the previous year. If the effects of the calendar and temperatures are taken into account, the [...]

Australia’s first large Concentrated Solar Power plant hinges on Glencore terms

Vast Solar's hybrid Concentrated Solar Power project at the Mount Isa mining town would cut power prices and emissions and offtake talks are "positive," Craig Wood, CEO of Vast Solar, told Reuters Events. In July, Vast Solar announced it was developing a 50 MW hybrid CSP-PV-gas plant in the mining [...]